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Travel Reimbursement

$200 of your travel is covered if you’re trekking over 100 miles to attend.

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Your first night’s stay is on us and a discounted rate is available thereafter.

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5 Star Catering

All of your meals and libations are complimentary throughout the event.

Join the Distinguished Upper Tier of the Supply Chain

A curated audience reserved for the senior level of the Fortune 500 and mid-market puts you in exceptional company.

500+

Affluent Peers

Meet the people just as invested in advancing Supply Chain practices as you.

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Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.

50+

Proven Solutions

Meet industry leading solution providers, hand picked for your priorities.

2.5K

Connections

Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

A curated experience to cultivate achievement

Based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests we’ll craft a personal agenda that paves your path to success.

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Days of Insight

Jump in the discussion through focused educational sessions and networking opportunities.

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Innovative Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.

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Networking Opportunities

Tie into contemporaries and mentors interested in the same avenues of opportunity as you.

10

Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering on the solutions that are shaping the industry.

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Peer-Led Education

The SCOPE Steering Committee consists entirely of your contemporaries, meaning we tackle the themes that have profound significance to your performance and your company.

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Key Themes

close Strategies to Increase End-to-End Visibility

Supply chain visibility has moved from the “luxury” phase to a mandated necessity. Your informed customer base demands it and technology has cracked open a new world of risk mitigation and optimization oppor-tunities. From technology selection to best practices, we’ll give you the leg up and save you from the hard lessons of operating below the curve.

Learn how you can create optimal conditions for your people to achieve innovation, realize their potential, and find true fulfillment in the workplace. Experts will discuss the finesses of managing the changing manufacturing landscape and tackling the task of attracting, and retaining, qualified talent.
Artificial intelligence, blockchain, automation, robotics, IoT, IIoT and the like have transformed every aspect of procurement. We’ll help you nail down this soup of buzz words into an effective strategy for technology driven processes, backed by case studies and proven best practices.
Procurement experts will share best practices and solutions to the most significant challenges of supplier partnership management, including identifying strategic suppliers, successful metrics to measure suppliers and supplier risk management.
Industry experts will cover a range of proven strategies to effectively measure and minimize transportation costs. Navigate the ins and outs of successful 3PL partnerships, last mile delivery, contract negotiation, driver shortage solutions, and more.
Address some of the most pressing challenges that come with Warehouse Management. We’ll cover labor, automation, inventory, WMS selection, fulfillment demands and more to improve your day-to-day operations and cut costs.

High Profile Speakers

Strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 30+ seasoned executives address the challenges in managing today’s supply chain.

 

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Douglas Ubel

Vice President Supply Chain

Milbank Manufacturing Company

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Suresh Krishna

Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer

Sleep Number

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Brian de Lyon

Operations Leader

Ingersoll Rand

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Megan Mishler

Vice President of Supply Chain

TTI Group

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Dave Harrington

Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply Chain

Stratus Technologies

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Renee Scatena

Legal Director of Supply chain

Intel Corporation

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Todd Heussner

Director - Supply Chain

KSB-GIW Minerals

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Frank Lazowski

Vice President of Global Supply Chain

JR Automation

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Ken Smith

Senior Director - Supply Chain

Walmart

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Joseph Postiglione

VIce President, Chief Procurement Officer

National Basketball Association

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Snehal Bhatt

Chief Procurement Officer

University of California, Irvine

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Apollon Fanzeres

Chief Procurement Officer

Laureate Education

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Brett Myers

Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

Siemens AG

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Steven Grover

Executive Vice President, Purchasing & Development

Cosi

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Mike Abrams

Corporate Vice President, Global Distribution Operations

Future Electronics

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Albert Schyman

Director, Global Logistics

GCP Applied Technologies

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Ayall Sagi

Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain

TriMark USA

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Prasad Juvekar

Director of Digital Transformation - Supply Chain

Bayer

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Stephan Wegfehrt

Director, Facility and Warehouse Operations

Bogen Communications

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Brad Stitt

Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

Hitachi Consulting

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Rob Allan

Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain

IBM

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Scott Chepow

SVP, Consumer Goods Americas

The Gap Partnership

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Brent Van Scoik

Director Corporate Procurement

ParkOhio

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Amy Fong

Senior Procurement Advisor

The Hackett Group

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Steve Wilson

Warehouse Design Consultant

Siggins

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Greg Walls

East Region Sales Director

6 River Systems

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

Dallas Crawford

General Manager, Advanced Analytics

QueBIT

SCOPE Supply Chain Fall Summit View More

John Barcus

Group Vice President, Manufacturing Industry Solutions at Oracle

Oracle

2019 Full Agenda

Your personal concierge will craft a custom schedule based on your interests and priorities. View the complete agenda below.

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Supply Chain Leadership Strategies
Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Optimization
Demand Planning and Consumer Volatility
Disruptive Technologies and the Supply Chain
Procurement Strategies & Sustainability
Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Partnerships
Workforce and Talent Management
Adoption of Rising Technologies
Transportation Management Strategies to Reduce Costs
Warehouse Management and Optimization
Strategies to Increase End-to-End Visibility
Supplier Partnership Management
SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayKeynote presentation

close The Journey to Smart Supply Chain: Transform Manufacturing to Reach Entirely New Levels of Operational Excellence

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesHitachi Consulting - Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain Practice

The rise of the Internet of Things has seen a tidal wave of data unleashed into the supply chain. Connected devices are now everywhere—from wearables on the warehouse floor to temperature monitors in shipping containers. Supply chain managers need to understand how they can best exploit this data—the technologies that collect and store it, the evolving skill set required of supply chain professionals, and how to align the organization to ensure insights garnered translate into action.

Join Hitachi at SCOPE Supply Chain Conference to gain knowledge of the value emerging innovation and connected IoT technologies can bring to your business with real-time insights and reporting. Assess your business and supply chain challenges—identify where you are now—and the best starting point for moving to a smart, connected supply chain. Learn what you can do to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace..

Key Take-Aways

  • Gain knowledge: Hitachi offers real-world experience gained from over 100 years in operational technology (OT), over 50 years in IT and demonstrated IoT leadership. We’ve developed our know-how from owning, operating, servicing or supplying companies in the same industries as our clients
  • Take Action: reduce costs, increase agility and reduce bottlenecks, improve utilization of factory assets and resources, increase production speed and quality, and meet compliance and sustainability goal
  • Increase competitive advantage through faster innovation, more flexible and customized product mix, and faster supply chain reconfiguration
  • Move forward without fear: Learn how to transform your supply chain one smart step at a time. Hitachi is focused on business outcomes—not on a particular solution platform. Hitachi start engagements by identifying the business problem, and then work with clients to co-create and implement a solution that achieves the desired results

Speaker

Brad Stitt
Vice President, Business Consulting - Supply Chain PracticeHitachi Consulting
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Using Lean to Create Retail Flow: A Case for Switching From Push to Pull

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilitySleep Number - Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer

We have transformed our supply chain from a make to stock to a Retail Flow business model. We now make our IOT enabled product within 5 days of a customer placing an order and home deliver the same with white glove delivery. We used a lean business system and “Pull” to drive this transformation

Key Takeaways:

  • How lean business system can transform a consumer oriented business
  • Solving last mile delivery for big / bulky consumer durable in North America
  • Unlocking efficiencies in transportation and distribution through the setting up of a dedicated private network

Speaker

Suresh Krishna
Chief Operations and Supply Chain OfficerSleep Number
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Attracting Talent is Important, How Can You Retain Them?

Workforce and Talent ManagementNational Basketball Association - VIce President, Chief Procurement Officer

Companies that develop leaders versus managers is critical in attracting and keeping high potential talent. Leaders understand and practice emotional intelligence and handle performance management differently.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of understanding and mastering emotional intelligence
  • The importance of relating to employee’s on a deeper level
  • The importance of re-engineering performance management

Speaker

Joseph Postiglione
VIce President, Chief Procurement OfficerNational Basketball Association
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Agile Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityOracle - Group Vice President, Manufacturing Industry Solutions at Oracle

In this day and age, expectations are high, performance is critical, and agility can be the difference between winning and losing. Companies must adapt by planning better and executing faster than the competition. The answer is a complete integrated supply chain solution that leverages the latest technologies to improve collaboration, speed, and accuracy. Come to this session to see how companies are leveraging the best that technology has to offer to improve their businesses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Start with a comprehensive integrated business planning process to improve performance
  • Leverage a common data model for improved accuracy and better planning
  • Use advanced technologies to improve speed and agility
  • Get value faster with an incremental approach

Speaker

John Barcus
Group Vice President, Manufacturing Industry Solutions at Oracle Oracle
MondayBreakout Presentation

close What to Know If You Are Implementing a Foreign Trade Zone in Your Distribution Center

Regulatory Changes and Keeping up with ComplianceFuture Electronics - Corporate Vice President, Global Distribution Operations

Implementing a foreign trade zone is a complex undertaking, which requires careful navigation to avoid costly delays, and possible compliance violations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know your business and understand if a foreign trade zone is right for you
  • Ensure you select strong and experienced partners to help you navigate the complexities
  • Be prepared to be the tip of the spear in a lot of instances

Speaker

Mike Abrams
Corporate Vice President, Global Distribution OperationsFuture Electronics
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityStratus Technologies - Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply Chain

Undertaking the job of transforming a global electronics supply chain can be risky business. What are the prerequisites that must be addressed in a detailed plan before the journey begins? What are the success factors? How do I get executive “buy in” and support for every step of the journey? This transformation requires expert planning, collaboration, rigorous follow up and precise execution. Learn how one mission critical technology provider made it a success story.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leave the conference with a playbook for developing and leading your company’s Supply Chain Transformation
  • Taking pragmatic and contemporary approach will allow you to lead with confidence; knowing that this time-tested formula has been employed multiple times before, each achieving transformation success on time and on budget!
  • Developing your company’s Supply Chain transformation with confidence.

Speaker

Dave Harrington
Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply ChainStratus Technologies
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Warehouse Automation & Robotics Preparedness

Warehouse Management and OptimizationSiggins - Warehouse Design Consultant

Shortages in labor are causing more and more distribution centers to consider automated processes. In this session you’ll learn what you can do now to make your warehouse more efficient, what warning signs to watch out for, how to prepare for these changes and what technologies are available.

Key Takeaways:

  • How can you layout your warehouse for optimal efficiency?
  • What is driving the move to automation?
  • What types of automation technologies are available?
  • What advances are being made in scanning devices?

Speaker

Steve Wilson
Warehouse Design Consultant Siggins
MondayBreakout Presentation

close One Mile at a Time - The Journey Towards Smart Logistics

Transportation Management Strategies to Reduce CostsBayer - Director of Digital Transformation - Supply Chain

Sharing Bayer’s journey from conventional Logistics to customer focused organisation. Differentiated Customer Experiences tailored to individual needs. Roadmap of Digital capabilities development to Data driven Culture. Value proposition beyond cost savings to customer value and Sustainability.

Key Takeaways:

  • Customer Experience Leads the shift from Cost focus
  • Driving Data Centric Culture in Logistics
  • Logistics Visibility as a core functionality
  • Empower Cross functional Talent integration in Global environment

Speaker

Prasad Juvekar
Director of Digital Transformation - Supply ChainBayer
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Build a Smarter Supply Chain with AI and Blockchain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesIBM - Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain

You need to act quickly with confidence to mitigate disruptions and deliver with speed, at scale. Learn how AI and blockchain can give you real-time insight into the lifecycle of every transaction. Drive unprecedented transparency and trust. And empower you to make better decisions faster to build a smarter supply chain.

Key Take-Aways

  • How AI can help you predict and mitigate disruptions and risks
  • How recent machine learning can help you build a smarter supply chain
  • How to get started with AI now – no matter where you are on your supply chain journey

Speaker

Rob Allan
Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply ChainIBM
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Improving Performance with the Correct KPI’s

Warehouse Management and OptimizationIngersoll Rand - Operations Leader

Selection of KPI’s is a foundational activity to ensure the success of any organization. Too often, organizations choose and manage KPI’s that do not truly measure the attributes of performance that indicate true performance. Often times, an organization does not have alignment on what is being measured throughout. In order to ensure this alignment and proper KPI selection, the following 3 elements should be considered: Stakeholders, Strategy & Structure. Once those are clearly established, success will be determined by a rigorous system for execution. 7 Basic LEAN tools can be deployed to ensure a cultural shift towards flawless execution.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stakeholders – Take into account all stakeholders and how THEY measure performance. Employees, Customers, Suppliers & Shareholders top the list.
  • Strategy – Overall strategy must be clearly developed and documented. Development of an X-Matrix (Hoshin-Kanri) should clearly document: 5 Yr & 1 Yr objectives, SIPs, Resources
  • Structure – As companies cascade their KPI’s & goals down, they can become meaningless to the layers below. As goals are cascaded, select KPI’s that are: Critical Few, Within Control, Leading, Accurate & Consistent.
  • Execution – Wildly Important, Leading, Scoreboard, Accountability

Speaker

Brian de Lyon
Operations LeaderIngersoll Rand
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Delivering Increased Customer Value Through Cost Transparency and Optimization

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementSiemens AG - Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service Division

In a highly competitive marketplace, customer satisfaction can be increased by focusing on cost transparency and value generation associated with supplied (make or buy) systems and components. This presentation will highlight the specific cost out approaches which Siemens has implemented on purchased components to achieve substantial lower supplier costs and improved customer value.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Overview of the Siemens global cost out program (called Cost and Value Engineering) including methodology and cost out approaches
  • Direct procurement benefits of working with suppliers to help them optimize their internal and procurement costs
  • Types of employees who are effective “Cost and Value Engineers” + what skillsets they should have or must develop to be successful
  • Actual cost out and/or value improvement examples completed in Siemens using Cost and Value Engineering tools and methods
  • Understand how an organization can implement the Cost and Value Engineering approach to achieve substantial cost out and customer value

Speaker

Brett Myers
Global Head of Cost and Value Engineering for Power Service DivisionSiemens AG
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Curbing Sales/Customer Behavior Through Continuous Operations Processes Improvement

Warehouse Management and OptimizationTriMark USA - Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain

Continuous operations processes improvement; the ever evolving process to constantly approve and strive for perfection.

Key Takeaways:

  • Only well defined processes and policies will resolve issues
  • Processes and policies are never “complete”
  • Processes and policies will always require updating

Speaker

Ayall Sagi
Vice President of Operations & Supply ChainTriMark USA
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Future of FP&A in a World Beyond the Capabilities of the Spreadsheet

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesQueBIT - General Manager, Advanced Analytics

While the spreadsheet has helped raise the importance of FP&A over the past 3 decades, real integration between financial and operational planning, and the adoption of AI and ML into the planning processes, is the future for FP&A. Spreadsheets alone are simply not capable of supporting this level of evolution. Now is the time for FP&A to look beyond the spreadsheet, or seriously risk falling behind and becoming less relevant

Key Takeaways:

  • An increasing number of FP&A solutions embed predictive
  • Predictive and statistical methods will become more mainstream in the next two to three years
  • How to easily get started embedding AI & ML into the planning process

Speaker

Dallas Crawford
General Manager, Advanced AnalyticsQueBIT
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Transforming a Supply Chain Team into a Digitized Era

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesTTI Group - Vice President of Supply Chain

If you find your company still living in Excel and planning outside of the system, it’s time to transform your supply chain into the digital era. Through a strategic roadmap of people, processes, and technology, you can transform your supply chain into an agile group making more accurate decisions to get the right product, at the right time, and at the right place.

Key Takeaways:

  • Digitization of Supply Chain takes the right people, the right processes in order to make the technology a success.
  • Gaining buy in is critical to ensuring a high adoption rate.
  • Creating a strategic road-map is the key as it identifies the key milestones to making it successful in your organization.

Speaker

Megan Mishler
Vice President of Supply ChainTTI Group
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Mitigating Risk in the Supply Chain, a Contracts and Legal Perspective

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementIntel Corporation - Legal Director of Supply chain

This would be a lively discussion of ways a company can draft contracts with vendors to mitigate operational and performance risks, such as which terms and conditions are effective, as well as steps a company can take outside the contract when there is concern the supplier may not fully perform its obligations. After an overview of suggested tools and available options, we would also cover hypothetical examples of which terms are effective under specific scenarios. The audience will leave the session with a practical list of tools they can use to manage suppliers, regardless of industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Avoid lawsuits (and potential supply chain disruptions) with simple contracts.
  • Know the ways to mitigate risk operationally and collaboratively.
  • Use IP strategies to protect your business operations.
  • A supplier who files bankruptcy can wreak havoc on your operations. so know the workarounds

Speaker

Renee Scatena
Legal Director of Supply chainIntel Corporation
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Creating Value Through Negotiation

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementThe Gap Partnership - SVP, Consumer Goods Americas

All companies put different value on different aspects of negotiation depending on their corporate priorities. The more you understand your counterpart’s priorities, the more you understand what incremental value can be created through negotiation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating Satisfaction in Negotiation
  • Understanding Power Dynamics in Negotiation
  • Behavioral Impact on Negotiation Outcomes

Speaker

Scott Chepow
SVP, Consumer Goods AmericasThe Gap Partnership
MondayBreakout Presentation

close How to Create an Effective Global Logistics Procurement Strategy

Logistics and Distribution StrategiesGCP Applied Technologies - Director, Global Logistics

This presentation will focus on developing and implementing an effective global logistics strategy and a “day in the life of” a future logistics buyer.

Key Takeaways:

  • To develop an effective global logistics strategy there are four key steps:
    a. “Set the Stage” – (Baseline Framework Developed, Current Strategy Review and New Beliefs – Identify what must change).
    b. “Data” – (Pull together and organize raw data; spend, challenges, theories, beliefs and assumptions).
    c. “Business Risk Analysis” – (Determine what and where is the greatest risk for your business).
    d. “Create a Control Plan” – (Metrics, Milestones and Road Map).
  • The future for a logistics buyer – “A Day in the Life Of” You will learn about the future environment a buyer will work.

Speaker

Albert Schyman
Director, Global LogisticsGCP Applied Technologies
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Blindly Stumbling Into Best-In-Class Performance

Warehouse Management and OptimizationBogen Communications - Director, Facility and Warehouse Operations

Perhaps a better title — How To Drive Improvement When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing. Are you in a new leadership position in an unfamiliar field? Have you been asked to turn around a department or project you know little (or nothing) about? Here are several tips to put you on the right track.

Key Takeaways:

  • It all begins with your team…assemble a great one
  • No, it doesn’t…it actually begins with you
  • Inspire ownership
  • Question (everything)…Answer (with data)…Celebrate (the small victories)

Speaker

Stephan Wegfehrt
Director, Facility and Warehouse OperationsBogen Communications
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Hidden Opportunities in Your Indirect Spend

Strategic Sourcing and Contract ManagementCorcentric - Vice President of Sales for Indirect Spend

Did you know that every dollar in indirect spend that is brought under management represents savings of 10-20 percent? It’s money you can keep from escaping when you strategically manage all of your purchases. Our presentation, “The Hidden Opportunity in Your Indirect Spend,” will provide a comprehensive look at the inefficiencies that exist in many procurement processes and how you can get maverick spend under control. The key is to leverage group buying power and industry expertise so that you have visibility to every dollar you spend and ensure it is working for you. Learn how an indirect spend solution that combines cutting-edge technology with personal industry expertise enables your business to control spend.

Key Take-Aways

  • Spend analysis and buying behavior optimization
  • Industry and price bench-marking
  • Best practice supplier management and consolidation
  • Contract negotiation and management

Speaker

Sean Bliss
Vice President of Sales for Indirect SpendCorcentric
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Value Creation with Emerging Technologies

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesUniversity of California, Irvine - Chief Procurement Officer

Adoption of emerging technology is crucial in today’s environment by adding significant value to a project, yet can be daunting for procurement staff and organizational constituents. This presentation will cover three innovative tools that help streamline processes, and how to enhance cross-functional collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Implementing innovative tools to streamline processes
  • Overcoming challenges of resistance to adoption of new technologies
  • Enhancing cross-functional collaboration and breaking down silos
  • Increasing value for constituents

Speaker

Snehal Bhatt
Chief Procurement OfficerUniversity of California, Irvine
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Power of Partnership

Supplier Partnership ManagementCosi - Executive Vice President, Purchasing & Development

In this presentation we will talk about the importance of the power of partnership with vendors. Developing a productive relationship based upon mutual trust and understanding is vital to both the vendor and company. The best partnerships can start with the vendor taking the time to fully understand the business they are servicing. Furthermore, fully delivering on the goals and objectives set out by the purchasing executives needs to be fully understood and agreed to.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elements of a good vendor partnership
  • How to identify a good potential vendor partner in advance
  • Keys to understanding partnerships
  • How to develop a better partnership

Speaker

Steven Grover
Executive Vice President, Purchasing & DevelopmentCosi
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Supplier Partnerships - Risk Management and Sourcing Alternatives

Supplier Partnership ManagementMilbank Manufacturing Company - Vice President Supply Chain

The development of key supplier partnerships and relationship management is a key to a successful and sustainable inbound supply chain. A critical consideration in this process is the risk management and balanceing between single sourcing and multiple alternatives. This presentation will outline these themes and the analytical techniques to the prioritization of risk management projects.

Key Takeaways:

  • Developing Key Supplier Partnerships
  • Single Sourcing vs Multiple Alternatives
  • Supplier Risk Management while developing strong relationships
  • Analytical techniques for risk management projects.

Speaker

Douglas Ubel
Vice President Supply ChainMilbank Manufacturing Company
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Start Preparing for Tech Integrated Business Planning 2.0 Today

Disruptive Technologies and the Supply ChainNewell Brands - Director of Supply Chain, Applied Materials

What will the integrated business planning (IBP) processes of the next decade encompass and why must companies start preparing for them today? The pace of technology change is happening faster than ever seen prior while being indiscriminate on the industries it is disrupting. With today’s market dynamics and changing corporate structures, getting internal and external planning alignment across key customers, functional areas, geographical regions, and suppliers are more complex than ever seen. With this trend occurring, advanced analytics including Artificial Intelligence (AI) is supplying a substantial competitive advantage for those who embrace it. Is your company preparing for this movement or may it become one of the many organizations who will be displaced?

Key Take-Aways

  • Cover the rapid technology changes occurring and where the IBP processes of the next decade is going
  • Review the different IBP maturity stages for People, Process, and Technology
  • Interactive smartphone survey bench-marking attendees IBP maturity levels and other related topics
  • Discuss methods to progress your IBP maturity to prepare for advanced analytics

Speaker

Steven Hainey
Director of Supply Chain, Applied MaterialsNewell Brands
Monday Breakout Presentation

close Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders is Your Strategic Advantage

Workforce and Talent ManagementKSB-GIW Minerals - Director - Supply Chain

Developing a team of entrepreneurial leaders is a strategic advantage in any market. Market leaders in every industry deliberately develop leaders who continually innovate, improve processes and build relationships internally and externally. Time spent growing teammates that execute adaptive support and are comfortable making decisions with imperfect information while building effective relationships is the foundation for transformational growth.

Key Takeaways:

  • Defining the Ideal Leader
  • Develop a strategy to train and retain key leaders
  • Attract and retain transformational leaders
  • Create a dynamic environment that deliver better, faster and cheaper

Speaker

Todd Heussner
Director - Supply ChainKSB-GIW Minerals
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Drive Efficiency and Productivity by Optimizing your DC/Warehouse for Success

Warehouse Management and OptimizationWalmart - Senior Director - Supply Chain

As you work to improve performance in your DC/warehouse, having a strong understanding of some key processes will be vital. In this talk, we’ll focus on items that will help you identify and eliminate loss, and fine tune your operations for success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Plan product velocity into your optimization.
  • Minimize touches for improved productivity
  • Build efficiencies in picking and travel

Speaker

Ken Smith
Senior Director - Supply ChainWalmart
MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

TuesdayKeynote Presentation

close From Vision to Reality: Building A Smarter Supply Chain with AI and Blockchain

Supply Chain Strategies to Increase VisibilityIBM - Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply Chain

Supply chain is at an inflection point. Disruptive technologies like AI and blockchain are gaining traction and delivering value today for supply chain leaders. Will your organization be disrupted or transformed? Hear how leaders like Lenovo are applying AI and blockchain to quickly increase productivity, reduce costs and exceed customer expectations. You’ll learn how they refined their AI vision and got up-and-running in as little as five weeks. Top use cases, including inbound logistics, inventory insights and supply/demand planning, will be explored.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the top AI and blockchain use cases.
  • Explore best-practices uncovered in real-word implementations.
  • Learn how to advance your journey to a smarter supply chain and avoid common pitfalls.

Speaker

Rob Allan
Global Lead, Supply Chain Insights Offering for Watson Supply ChainIBM
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Automation and the Future of Intelligent Manufacturing

Adoption of Rising TechnologiesJR Automation - Vice President of Global Supply Chain

Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing holds the promise of increased flexibility in manufacturing, along with mass customization, increased quality, and improved productivity enabling companies to cope with the challenges of producing increasingly individualized products with a short lead-time to market and at higher quality and lower cost.

Key Takeaways:

  • Definition and creation of a ‘Smart’ Environment underpinning Intelligent Manufacturing
  • IoT and cloud manufacturing enabling the factory of tomorrow
  • Current trends, investment and state of competition in the market for Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
  • What the picture looks like today and 3 years out

Speaker

Frank Lazowski
Vice President of Global Supply ChainJR Automation
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close How Technology Is Used To Run a Decentralized Procurement Organization

Digital Transformation of ProcurementParkOhio - Director Corporate Procurement
The Hackett Group - Senior Procurement Advisor

So many global companies struggle with how to standardize processes and tools across all of their diverse regions and business units. While many companies use different tools for their procurement practices, how many are actually bringing everything together globally? This session will take you through how one very decentralized company with over 30 ERP systems worked with Synertrade to centralize their organization’s focus. Learn the tips, tricks and best practices for making this work in your organization as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • In spend analysis, data wins over emotion every time
  • Finding one source of truth allows for a decentralized organization to save time and money
  • Data is powerful – seeing contracts in one system tells people what they need to look at

Speaker

Brent Van Scoik
Director Corporate ProcurementParkOhio
Amy Fong
Senior Procurement Advisor The Hackett Group
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Talent Management - From Base Camp to Summit

Workforce and Talent ManagementLaureate Education - Chief Procurement Officer

In this workshop you we will discuss the important competencies for Procurement and the different proficiency levels required for each position. You will learn how to create a matrix for competencies vs. proficiency and ways to evaluate where your staff is in the matrix. Will discuss he Mastery Model as one of the tools that can support you on this journey.

Additionally we will discuss how to increase the engagement of teams. Will cover Positive Leadership in Action, Talent Development and Rewards & Recognitions.
By the end of the workshop the participants will be able to start their own journey to create engaged and successful teams.

Speaker

Apollon Fanzeres
Chief Procurement OfficerLaureate Education
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Rise of the Robots: Is Automation the Answer to the SCM Talent Shortage?

Workforce and Talent Management6 River Systems - East Region Sales Director

Demand for workers at distribution centers is accelerating. Consumer demands around visibility, service options and speed have reached a tipping point. The fight for talent is like Game of Thrones. All of these factors converge to demand more of companies’ fulfillment operations. Without a broader strategy to compete, warehouse operators risk losing it all.

Supply chain professionals at DHL, Office Depot and Lockheed Martin have survived today’s logistical hurdles with a solid strategy and a set of unique tools. In this session, we’ll explore how they get the most our of their workforce, with tips on how you can innovate yours.

Key Takeaways:

  • The business case for automation is improving
  • Fully integrated solutions exist with sub 1 year pay-back
  • Benefits on your operations are multi-fold

Speaker

Greg Walls
East Region Sales Director 6 River Systems
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close How the Intelligent Business Network Enables the Autonomous Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesOpenText - Product Marketing Director

We believe supply chain—done right—can be the strategic weapon for your CEO and your entire business. The foundation for the supply chain of the future is being laid today with the introduction of key technologies that will allow for greater integration, collaboration and automation. Supply chain is no longer a ‘cost of doing business’ focused on efficiency alone.  There is a proven, direct correlation between B2B maturity and supply chains that deliver top line business results and performance.

Key Takeaways:

In this session you will:

  • Learn key characteristics of the supply chain of the future
  • See how digital business ecosystems, internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence will change the supply chain
  • Understand how combining these technologies can facilitate an autonomous supply chain

Speaker

Jeff Eckel
Product Marketing DirectorOpenText
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Supply Chain Visibility… Seamlessly Track Product Throughout the Supply Chain from Production to Customer

Supply Chain Leadership StrategiesColliers International - Vice President Supply Chain and Logistics

Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) is the ability to see, in real time, the status of an order at any stage of its life cycle from creation through delivery. Companies which embrace SCV are pushing the boundaries of business intelligence, and reaping the rewards for being trail blazers.

Key Take-Aways

  • The level of importance CEOs and CSCOs place on SCV
  • What SCV looks like and how a company can leverage the capability to lower costs and improve throughput
  • The high-level process of making SCV a reality for your company
  • SCV benefits for all partners within the supply chain ecosystem

Speaker

David Barnard
Vice President Supply Chain and LogisticsColliers International
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Executive Steering Committee

Experienced Supply Chain leaders work with us to focus our program on trends that will move the needle at your company.

Steering Committee Members

Lanny Million Chief Supply Chain Officer
IEWC
Angie Garza Sr. Manager Supply Chain for Data Center Infrastructure
Amazon
Brandie Notestine Category Manager - Goods
Newmont
Enrique Perez Director, Global Supply Chain
Chef Works
Frank Lazowski Vice President - Global Supply Chain
JR Automation
Garet Wetzel Principle
G Wetzel Supply Chain Consulting
Gregory Logas Sr Mgr US Region SC Engineering
Gestamp
Heather Quinn Exec Vice President, Operations
Filters Fast LLC
Ike Kwon Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management
Center for Supply Chain Management at Saint Louis University
Jay Ninah Director of Engineering & Operations
FTD Provide Commerce
Les Karel SVP, Indirect Sourcing
ARCOP - Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative
Louis Cheung Head of Supply Chain and Customer Service
Bostik
Mandy Shellnut-Kniffin Director, Supply Chain Strategy
Living Spaces
Mitch Gabor Global Director, Supplier Quality Development
Terex Corporation
Paul Myler VP Supply Chain
KIND Snacks LLC
Rabah Bellir Manager Supply Chain and Operations
Malteurop
Richard McDuffie Chief Operating Officer
Dunavant Global Logistics Group, LLC
Steven Kohl Vice President Operations
KOM International Inc.
Yves Figuerola VP Supply Chain
NEXTracker

An Esteemed Audience

Over 80% of the Fortune 100 joins us each year for what has been voted the “most effective trade show” for over a decade. Use our tools to demonstrate ROI to your C-Suite.

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SCOPE has quickly become established as the “deal generating show”.

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About SCOPE Supply Chain

SCOPE is an invitation-only trade show for Supply Chain executives that bridges you to the most efficient solutions and information for your crowning priorities.

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Hotel and Travel

Your conference pass includes overnight accommodations, travel reimbursement, meals and cocktail receptions.

 

The Hotel

Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas

Featuring luxurious hotel rooms and suites, three-acre pool backyard, sensuous spa treatments, delectable dining and exciting casino gaming–all overlooking the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring mountains, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa pays homage to the elegant mid-century modern resorts that made Las Vegas famous. Spacious accommodations are designed with modern contemporary décor and a wealth of amenities like no other hotel rooms in Las Vegas, and include a 42-inch HD TV, VOIP internet phones, an automated, fully-stocked private bar and in-room safe.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. To book your stay please contact:
The closest airport to the hotel is McCarran International Airport (LAS). Red Rock does operate a complimentary shuttle between McCarran Airport and the hotel. You can see the shuttle schedule here. Taxis are also available at the airport and cost approximately $50 each way.
Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa | 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89135

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